Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

The City of Richmond Hill provides equal employment opportunities for every employee and applicant for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, or any other legally protected status.

The City of Richmond Hill will follow this policy in recruitment, hiring, training and promotion into all classifications, compensation, benefits, transfers, assignments, shifts, layoffs, returns from layoff, demotions, terminations, educational leave, social and recreational programs and use of city facilities.

It is not the intent of this policy to permit or require the lowering of bona fide job requirements or qualifications standards to give preference to any employee or applicant for employment. Selection, hiring, placement and promotion decisions will be based on valid requirements and criteria that are job related, essential and necessary functions of the job.

The City of Richmond Hill will provide, when necessary, reasonable accommodations to applicant’s and/or employees’ disabilities, when doing so will enable them to successfully perform the essential functions of the job or benefit from training.

The City of Richmond Hill prohibits retaliatory actions against employees or applicants for employment who make a charge of employment discrimination, testify, assist or participate, in any manner, in a hearing or proceeding or investigation of employment discrimination.

The purpose of the Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) is to identify organizational components and job categories within City of Richmond Hill’ s workforce in which minorities and women are not represented in proportion to their availability in the labor force, and to devise and implement strategies to achieve equitable representation.

The City of Richmond Hill is an equal opportunity employer and believes that every employee has the right to work in surroundings which are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination.